Top 10 Richest Celebrities in Nigeria in 2022

This article will discuss the top 10 richest celebrities in Nigeria in 2022.  As you read on, you’ll discover the celebrities worthy of the list and what they do to be able to amass that much wealth to be on this list. Let’s dive in. 

Top 10 Richest Celebrities in Nigeria in 2022

The top 10 celebrities in Nigeria in 2022 would be discussed below:

  • Obinna Iyiegbu 

Obinna Iyiegbu, popularly known as Obi Cubana is one of the richest celebrities in Nigeria in 2022. He is the chairman and owner of Cubana Group, an entertainment conglomerate comprising several hotels, nightclubs, and related businesses across Nigeria. For over a decade Obi Cubana has been in the entertainment industry, he has established several hotels and clubs in Nigeria, notable among them including Cubana Leisure Outfit; Rolex Hotels in Lagos; Pablo Cubana in Lagos; Cubana Night Club in Lagos; Gustavo Cubana in Enugu and; Opium Cubana in Imo. Based on his various income streams, properties, and assets, Obi Cubana is estimated to be worth over $90 million in 2022, according to multiple financial reports. 

  • Emeka Okonkwo

Emeka Okonkwo, a popular socialite commonly referred to as E-Money, is known to be a successful business magnate with vested interests across various sectors. He is the CEO of Five Star Music, a record label that signed acts like KCee (his elder brother), Harrysong, and Skiibii. Aside from his record label, E-Money is involved in shipping, oil and gas, real estate, auto sales, and other chains of businesses in Nigeria and abroad. 

E-Money’s attainment of celebrity status in Nigeria was largely due to his ostentatious display of affluence on his social media and in public gatherings. He owns several luxurious houses in Lagos, including in Omole Estate, Ikeja, and Lekki, as well as in his hometown of Uli, Anambra State. E-Money also boasts various luxury cars. He is estimated to be worth over $20 million in 2022, per multiple reports. 

  • David Adeleke 

David Adeleke, popularly known by his stage name Davido, is a singer, songwriter and record producer who has gained global recognition for his music. As one of Africa’s most successful artists in recent years, Davido enjoys earnings from the sale of studio albums, tours, and respected monetization sites such as Spotify, iTunes, Spinlet, etc. 

In addition, Davido is the owner of Davido Music Worldwide (DMW), an extremely successful record label that has signed acts such as Dremo, Peruzzi, and Liya, among others. Currently, Davido has several brand ambassador deals with brands like Martell, Infinix Mobile, 1XBet, and MunchIt, among others. Davido also has several other businesses. He is reportedly worth over $40 million, as of 2022 according to various financial publications. 

  • Linda Ikeji 

Linda Ikeji, the owner of, is Nigeria’s most popular blogger who attained celebrity status as her blog readership grew as her blog has become the centerpiece of entertainment and celebrity gist in Nigeria. With over tens of millions of unique visitors to her blog monthly, Linda isn’t just popular but one of the most successful bloggers in Africa raking in tens of millions of naira every month from revenue from Google ads, sponsored posts, affiliate marketing, and custom ads on her blog. 

In addition to her blog, Linda Ikeji ventured into online broadcasting, doing so through Linda Ikeji TV. She is arguably the richest blogger in Nigeria with an estimated net worth of over $40 million in 2022, making her worthy to be among the top 10 celebrities in Nigeria in 2022. 

  • Damini Ebunoluwa Ogulu 

Damini Ogulu, best known by his stage name Burna Boy, is a Grammy-award-winning singer, songwriter, and dancer who is one of Africa’s most successful artists of all time. Right from 2013 when Burna Boy released his ‘Like to Party’ track, Burna Boy has continued to gain global acclaim for his works, becoming the first Nigerian musician to receive back-to-back Grammy nominations.  

Burna Boy is one of the richest Nigerian celebrities in 2022, earning a steady income from several streams including album sales, music tours, endorsements, and through streaming platforms such as YouTube, Spotify and iTunes, of which he has recorded billions of streams on these respected monetization sites. He is estimated to be worth over $20 million in 2022, putting him among the richest celebrities in Nigeria in 2022. 

  • Ayodeji Ibrahim Balogun 

Ayodeji Balogun, popularly known as Wizkid, is one of the most popular celebrities in Nigeria this past decade. As one of Nigeria’s most successful musicians of this generation, Wizkid has continued to amass an enormous fortune from the sale of his music albums, endorsements, and from streaming websites. In February 2021, Wizkid was the most streamed Nigerian artist of all time on Spotify, recording over 3.4 billion streams across all credits. With each stream on Spotify worth $0.0026 to $0.0049, you can understand the magnitude of royalty payments Wizkid has enjoyed. In addition to Spotify, Wizkid enjoys massive streams on iTunes, YouTube, and Spinlet, among others. 

Wizkid is also a record label executive of Starboy Entertainment, which he established in 2013. In 2022, Wizkid is worth an estimated $32 million, per multiple financial reports. 

  • Jim Iyke 

Jim Iyke is another celebrity worthy of this list. He featured in his first Nollywood movie in 2001 and has since become one of the highest-paid actors in Nigeria, featuring in over 150 movies. Apart from his successful acting career, Jim Iyke also has a movie production company called Untamed Productions and a record label called Untamed Records. He also earns revenue from his Space Boutique, endorsement deals, and other businesses. Jim Iyke’s estimated net worth is $30 million. 

  • Don Jazzy

Don Jazzy is a singer, songwriter and record label executive who has recorded success in his endeavours. He makes his income from endorsement deals, his record label, to which acts Arya Starr, Rema, Ladipoe, and Crayon have been signed, and several other businesses. Don Jazzy is reportedly worth over $17 million in 2022. 

  • Richard Mofe-Damijo 

Richard Mofe-Damijo is a veteran Nigerian actor, movie director, and politician who has maintained celebrity status spanning over 3 decades. Currently, as of 2022, Richard Mofe-Damijo is worth an estimated $17 million according to several financial publications.  

  • Innocent Idibia 

Innocent Idibia, commonly referred to as 2Face or 2Baba, is the first Nigerian artist to have received global fame, particularly because of his hit track, ‘African Queen’. He is a record producer, singer, songwriter, and businessman with an interest in real estate and other ventures. He is worth over $16 million as of 2022. 

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